Antioch police name man arrested for fatal shooting

A man who was arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a 26-year-old man inside his house in Antioch on Monday night has been identified as 30-year-old Kevin Gunning, police Sgt. Steve Bias said Tuesday.

Gunning’s ex-girlfriend, who lived with the victim and the victim’s stepfather in the 2200 block of Pinenut Way, called police at about 9:35 p.m.

She told dispatchers that she had escaped from the house when Gunning showed up and got into an argument with the victim and other residents of the house, police said.

She said she then heard gunshots being fired inside the house and saw her ex-boyfriend flee on foot, police said.

When officers arrived, they found the victim dead from multiple gunshot wounds. Investigators were waiting to release his name until his family had been notified of his death.

Gunning was arrested shortly after 12:30 a.m. at a separate location in Antioch.

He remained in county jail this afternoon in lieu of $1.4 million bail.

Bias said investigators have information that Gunning, who may have also lived in the house at one time, had been in a minor altercation about a month ago, but it was too soon to say whether that dispute led to the shooting.

Police also noted that the victim and Gunning’s ex-girlfriend were not romantically involved. Bias said it is not clear how many people lived at the home.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Antioch police Detective Castillo at (925) 779-6933.

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